Stelis coriifolia Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Dunsterville and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Leathery Leafed Stelis [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela in rainforests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, ovate, rounded apically, abruptly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, strict, distichous, to 6 [to 15 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 1966 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good

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